Nicole Lapin’s Keynote Topics

Every Story Comes Back to Money – Most people would rather talk about anything—anything—before talking about money. But every story comes back to money, and it’s time to join the conversation. As a veteran financial journalist, Nicole has been the first to break financial stories with far-reaching impacts on economies large and small. She had to learn the jargon and idiosyncrasies of the finance world first-hand, not through getting her MBA but at the School of Hard Knocks. And now she shares her own experiences­—warts and all, in plain English—to inspire others to learn the language of money and use it to live a “rich” life in every sense of the word.

Investing in Yourself – Investing in yourself and others in your community is good business. Period. Whether it’s buying your morning latte because it keeps you from splurging on a more expensive item later on, or subscribing to a trade magazine to get ahead at work, Nicole argues that spending money on yourself can be a good thing. Sometimes you need to spend money to make money—and investing that money in yourself will pay dividends down the road for your goals and your life.

Entrepreneurship is #winning – Nicole said it before, in her “Made in America” series on CNBC, and she’ll say it again: entrepreneurs were the winner of the recession. And they will continue to come out on top in our new creative economy. Nicole breaks down the difference between a hobby and a legitimate business idea and then offers actionable steps to get your Big Idea underway. Whether you want to start an entirely new business or own the space you’re in at your current job, Nicole will teach you to build your empire and be the CEO of you.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss – Put your career into overdrive! Nicole presents the networking tips that you won’t learn in business school, from faking it ‘til you make it with DIY business cards to making friends with the assistants who will be bosses someday. Where can you find networking opportunities (hint: in more creative places than you might think!) and how can you work a room in a way that’s impactful, but not sleazy? Make the most of your career and personal brand with these actionable tips.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Host — Points of Light “Girl Up!” Girls Summit, New York, 2011. Featuring Silda Wall Spitzer and Lauren Bush.
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Real Great Depression: Joblessness in America” — FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award, Harvard University Yacht Club, 2011
  • Speaker and Panelist, “States in Trouble: Bankruptcy, Bailout or Default?” — National Press Club, Washington, D.C., 2011
  • Awards Luncheon Host and Closing Remark Keynote Speaker — Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service, New Orleans, 2011. Featuring Neil Bush and John Oliver.
  • Keynote Speaker and Guest Lecturer, “Standing Out in the Entrepreneurial Crowd” — Columbia Business School, New York, 2011
  • Moderator, “Good Advice for Bad Times” — Ad Age Advertising Week, New York, 2011
  • Presenter, Best Documentary Short Award — Tribeca Film Festival Awards, New York, 2011
  • Emcee — Operation Smile Junior Smile Gala, New York, 2011
  • Interviewer — mark by Avon Launch Event, New York, 2012. Featuring Rebecca Minkoff.
  • Emcee — Women in Need Gala, New York, 2012. Featuring Diane Sawyer and Anna Quindlen.
  • Keynote Moderator — Internet Week NYC, New York, 2013. Featuring Bob Bowman, CEO MLB.com.
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well” – Young Indian Professionals Conference, Washington, D.C., 2013
  • Host – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Gala, New York, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss” – Neiman Marcus/CUSP Panel at SXSW, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker, “Finding Your Professional Voice” – NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker/Moderator – Annual Worcester Business Breakfast at Nichols College, Worcester, MA, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker — Annual Bridge 2 Business Conference at Madison Square Garden, New York, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, “Taking Control of Your Financial Destiny” — StepUp Women’s Power Breakfast, New York, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Business of You: Creating Your Personal Empire” — Ellevate Women’s Power Brunch, Philadelphia, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Power of Investing in Yourself” — StepUp Women’s Power Breakfast, Los Angeles, 2015
  • Panelist, “The Intersection of Fashion and Career” — Neiman Marcus CUSP, Boca Raton, FL 2015
  • Q&A Interviewee, “An Evening With Nicole Lapin hosted by Daphne Oz” – New York, NY, 2015
  • Q&A Interviewee, “Shop and Read with Nicole Lapin hosted by Rebecca Taylor” – New York, NY, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, “Getting it Together and Getting it All” – Ellevate Cocktail Event, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, “Taking Control of Your Financial Destiny” – C1 Revolution Presents, Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Host, “JHRTS Presents: A Financial Workshop with Nicole Lapin” – Beverly Hills, CA, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, IN Balance Women’s Workshop – The IU Chicago Women’s Network Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Harvard Intercollegiate Business Convention – Boston, MA, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Citi Speaker Series – Long Island City, NY, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, ​SGE North America – Addison, TX, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, City National and RBC Wealth Management, Minneapolis, MN, 2017

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